The Department of Advertising and Public Relations

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is a place for students who are passionate about the art and science of strategic communication. As a student in APR, you will come to know a group of faculty who posses extensive knowledge in the fields of advertising and public relations and share the same fire to create big ideas. With their guidance, you will develop the ability to create communication campaigns with the power to move people and make a difference.

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

The Plank Center is the leading international resource for practitioners, educators and students who are passionate about advancing their careers and the public relations profession housed on The University of Alabama campus. The Plank Center’s mission is to develop and recognize outstanding, diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society.


Contact Us

Whether you’re considering one of our programs, looking to partner with our faculty, or simply want to know more about what we do in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, we’re happy to schedule a time to meet with you virtually or in person. Fill out our online contact form and we’ll be in touch soon.


Join Us!

We are hiring for three new positions in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. See the links below for more information, details on how to apply, and deadlines.

Assistant Professor, Digital Communication

Assistant Professor, Science Communication

Director of Capstone Agency and Associate Professor (RC)